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BLACKHAWK!® Receives German Army Follow-on Order for SERPA Holster System


The German Army recently submitted a follow-on order to BLACKHAWK!® for their current BLACKHAWK! SERPA Holster System. This order helps BLACKHAWK!’s international growth and product positioning. The SERPA Holster System, manufactured in Manhattan, Mont., is also in use with the United States military as the approved SOCOM holster system and the issued holster system for the U.S. Marine Corps.

NORFOLK, Va. -BLACKHAWK!® recently received a follow-on order from the German Army for their current BLACKHAWK! SERPA Holster System. This order is important to the international growth and positioning of BLACKHAWK! products.

The Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, needed a holster system that would allow changing the holster position on the body during movement, depending on the battlefield environment and ever-changing missions. The Bundeswehr SERPA Holster System includes the SERPA Auto Lock Holster, MOLLE Vest Platform, Tactical Thigh Platform and Quick Disconnect System, allowing the soldier to move the holster between vest and leg immediately and with no tools.

According to BLACKHAWK! brand director Chuck Buis, “We’re excited to have a continued partnership with the Bundeswehr in Germany. We’ve delivered more than 4 million SERPA holsters worldwide and orders like this are a great signal of continued positive feedback on the trusted SERPA system.”

The Bundeswehr has been using the SERPA in combat since 2009. The SERPA Holster System is also in use with the United States military as the approved SOCOM holster system and the issued holster system for the U.S. Marine Corps. The SERPA holster is manufactured in Manhattan, Mont.

For more information on BLACKHAWK! and BLACKHAWK! products, log on to www.BLACKHAWK.com or call 800-694-5263.

BLACKHAWK! is a leading U.S. manufacturer of tactical, military, shooting sports and law enforcement equipment headquartered in Norfolk, Va. BLACKHAWK! was founded by a Navy SEAL and now manufactures tactical gear, body armor, law enforcement duty gear, holsters, hydration systems, protective gloves and gear, apparel and footwear, knives, illumination tools, breaching tools and recoil reducing stocks. BLACKHAWK! is part of ATK’s (NYSE: ATK) Sporting Group, with U.S. manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Montana and Idaho.


Blackhawk!® Diversion™ Carry Racquet Bag


Take concealment to a whole new level with the Diversion Carry Racquet Bag. Featuring padded walls with an inner shell, this clever bag mimics an ordinary tennis racquet case but allows you to keep up to two firearms protected and out of sight.

Product Line Features:

– Bags, packs and gun cases designed to look like everyday items such as backpacks or sports equipment bags
– Goes beyond “discreet” or “concealed” weapon transport
– Common pack and bag color schemes (Red, Black, Gray and Blue)
– Transport and stage firearms conveniently without drawing attention
– Hidden compartments with easy access

Racquet Bag Features:

– Appearance of ordinary tennis racquet case
– Padded walls with inner shell hide firearm outlines
– Internal divider for carrying up to two firearms or separated upper/lower AR-15 receivers (up to 29″ long)
– Zipper sliders are lock compatible

For more information on BLACKHAWK! and BLACKHAWK! products, log on to www.BLACKHAWK.com or call  800-694-5263.


BLACKHAWK!® Holsters Named 2012 ‘Holster Brand of the Year’

NORFOLK, Va. – The BLACKHAWK!® line of premium made holsters was recently named the 2012 ‘Holster Brand of the Year’ as part of the annual OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards. This marks the second year in a row the BLACKHAWK! brand has received this honor. After a full year of extensive testing, monitoring, selling, and supporting well over 190,000 items, the expert staff at the online retailer reported their customers have officially selected BLACKHAWK! holsters based on their innovative designs and diverse product offerings. In addition, OpticsPlanet’s Expert Pick Award for ‘Best Concealed Carry Holster’ went to the BLACKHAWK! SERPA® CQC® Carbon-Fiber Holster.

Holsters for Every Application
The BLACKHAWK! line of high quality holsters offers a multitude of carry options for shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement members and military personnel. As the only manufacturer offering complete injection-molded, leather and nylon holster lines all from the same source, BLACKHAWK! leads the industry in product innovation. The Brilliance Award for “Holster Brand of the Year” has singled out the company for its inventive designs and reliability in action.

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BLACKHAWK! Bedside and Day Planner Holsters Simplify Storage and Concealment

NORFOLK, VA – BLACKHAWK!® holsters and accessories offer an innovative solution to weapon storage and protection. Whether on or off-duty, BLACKHAWK!’s advanced line of carry and storage options are known throughout the shooting community for their convenience and practicality.

Protection While You Sleep
The new BLACKHAWK! Bedside Holster answers the long-time question of firearm accessibility during the night. With its unique design, the holster’s mounting platform slips securely between a mattress and box springs. The holster’s universal-fit makes it a viable option for most any home-defense handgun, making it readily available when time is of the essence.

Compliant for both revolvers and semi-auto pistols, the bedside holster features HawkTex™ material for extra stability and its ambidextrous platform is easily used on either side of the bed.

On the Go Concealment
Designed to offer a practical solution for firearm concealment and protection, the new BLACKHAWK! Day Planner Holster is a creative solution for on-the-go carry. With the external appearance of a full-size or small day planner, the new holster’s simple design eliminates bulk and fits multiple firearms. The day planner includes options for spare magazine storage and the double zipper allows quick access. Available in both large and small/medium sizes, the new holster easily conceals personal protection firearms for discreet carry.

Less-Lethal Storage
The BLACKHAWK! Taser® Side Mount Plate offers a convenient solution for saving room on duty belts. The side mount plate is easily installed, allowing officers the ability to mount the Taser X26 Cartridge Holder to their Taser X26 Holster.

The unique front side positioning provides for a fast reload and the mounting plate also works in conjunction with a MOLLE vest. Compatible with duty belts up to 2 ¼ inches, the Taser side mount plate is ideal for small-waisted officers and is available for both left and right side positioning.

BLACKHAWK! Bedside Holster
MSRP: $34.99

BLACKHAWK! Day Planner Holster
Small/Medium, MSRP: $64.99
Large, MSRP: $69.99

BLACKHAWK! Taser® Side Mount Plate
MSRP: $12.99


Blackhawk! SERPA Light Bearing duty holster Safety notice and replacement program.  Please click the below links for more details.




BLACKHAWK!® Dynamic Entry® Introduces The Mini Deployment Kit™

BLACKHAWK!® Dynamic Entry® now offers the Mini Deployment Kit. This compact and portable entry kit was created based on the unique demands patrol and tactical entry officers face today-including ever-increasing active shooter callouts.

Fast, Effective Entry

The Mini Deployment Kit™ consists of the Mini Deployment Bag™ with individual tool compartments for reduced noise signature and a secure carry of the Mini BoltMaster™, Mini Breacher™ and the Micro ThunderSledge™ entry tools.

The Mini Boltmaster is a compact and durable boltcutter featuring heat-treated cutting jaws with a 3/8″ opening and a tension adjustment for fine tuning. The Mini Breacher gets teams in fast with its tempered, stainless steel wedge. Counter-angled friction ridges grip breaching surfaces securely and provide stability. It weighs less than five pounds and is just over a foot long-perfect for close-quarter situations.

The Micro ThunderSledge gives operators an effective tool that is compact and versatile. Its sure-grip handle system and lightweight design (4.6 lbs) make it an integral tool in any breaching kit.

Secure Carry

The Mini Deployment Bag can be worn over the shoulder and Mini Deployment Bag Wornsecured by thigh straps for added stability during extreme body movements. The shoulder strap has quick-release buckles for an immediate dumping of the kit if necessary. All three tools feature handle systems that are electrically nonconductive to 100,000 volts AC.

The BLACKHAWK! Dynamic Entry Mini Deployment Kit can be easily stored in the trunk of a patrol or rescue vehicle and accessed quickly and easily when needed. The Mini Deployment Kit has a MSRP of $499.99.

BLACKHAWK! Introduces the Stash-A-Way Duffel

BLACKHAWK! Introduces the Stash-A-Way Duffel
Stash-A-Way Duffel
If you didn’t see this sly item at SHOT Show, I bet you might have wished you had! BLACKHAWK!® introduced a convenient way to carry all the stuff we seem to gather from trade shows or travels with the Stash-A-Way Duffel. This little gem folds up into a small pouch you can toss in your suitcase, briefcase or tote (7.5 inches long by 2 inches wide by 6.25 inches high). Unfold it and it becomes a generous 20.5 inches long by 9 inches wide by 9 inches high zippered duffel with a total of 1660.5 cubic inches! The Stash-A-Way Duffle is made from lightweight 210 denier nylon ripstop and has durable nylon carry handles and an adjustable/removable nylon shoulder strap. Only $23.99. This is a no-brainer for next SHOT Show or even better – VACATION!

American Technologies Network, Corp., BLACKHAWK!® and Revision Eyewear Take Home Multiple OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards

Brilliance Award
LBM is pleased to announce that three of our clients (ATN, BLACKHAWK!, and Revision Eyewear) have recently taken home 2010 Customer’s Choice and/or Expert’s Choice Brilliance Awards.The annual OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards recognizes outstanding products and brands for excellence and world-class performance. With over 835 brands and 125,000 products in over 185 categories, this is no easy task. The hard work of exploring hundreds of thousands of products is distilled down to an elite few that standout for selection as 2010 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Award Winners. Winners were chosen by factoring bestsellers, customer reviews, customer votes, and feedback from product specialists and industry experts.
American Technologies Network, Corp. (ATN) was selected for one Customer’s Choice Award and five Expert’s Choice Awards. They won:
  • Customer’s Choice Night Vision Brand of the Year
  • Expert’s Choice Best Night Vision Binoculars <$500 (Night Vision Category: ATN Night Scout Night Vision Binoculars)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Night Vision Premium Monocular (Night Vision Category: ATN NVM 14-WPT Night Vision Monocular)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Night Vision Binoculars <$1,000 (Night Vision Category: ATN Night Cougar Night Vision Binoculars Goggles)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Night Vision with Head Gear (Night Vision Category: ATN Viper Night Vision Goggles/Scope with Head Gear Mount)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Night Vision Rifle Scope <$500 (Rifle Scope Category: ATN Aries MK390 Paladin Night Vision Rifle Scope MK-390)
BLACKHAWK! Products Group was honored with one Customer’s Choice Award and four Expert’s Choice Awards. They won:
  • Customer’s Choice Holster Brand of the Year Award
  • Expert’s Choice Best Tactical Pants (Apparel Category: BLACKHAWK! Lightweight Tactical Pant)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Combat Boots (Apparel Category: BLACKHAWK! Tactical Warrior Wear Desert Ops Boots, Coyote Tan)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Value Holster Line (Holster Category: BLACKHAWK! CQC SERPA Holster; matte finish with beltloop and paddle)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Military Holsters (Holster Category: BLACKHAWK! Tactical Omega VI Ultra Universal Modular Light Holster)
Revision Eyewear took home two Expert’s Choice Awards. They won:
  • Expert’s Choice Best Safety Glasses (Presciption Sunglasses Category: Sawfly Eyeshield High Impact Deluxe Kit with Clear, Polarized Solar, Yellow Lenses)
  • Expert’s Choice Best Rx Military Goggles Solution (Safety Glasses Category: Sawfly Rx Insert Lens Carrier with Rx Prescription Lenses)

An Officer Says Thank You to BLACKHAWK!

I wanted to say thank you for designing a top notch retention holster. I am a police officer with the Tampa Police Department and purchased the SERPA Level III holster for my Sig Sauer P226. I purchased this holster a while ago when they first were offered.  I wanted something which offered more security and was very glad I did.
Approximately a year ago, I became involved in incident where the subject tried, several different times, to disarm me. I encountered him after he fled from officers. I caught up to him behind a garage and confronted him. As I attempted to arrest him, the fight was on. During this struggle the subject attempted, several different ways, to unholster my gun. I used several different techniques to stop his actions however he continued. At one point, he was able to flip the hood up. The second retention feature kept the gun locked in place. The holster, absolutely, did its job. It prevented all his attempts to disarm me and I owe my safety to its retention. Two fingers to his eyes eventually stopped the fight and, in the mean time, the holster kept the firearm locked in place. I recently got issued a firearm with a light attached. I am hoping that Blackhawk makes a holster to fit it. The issued Safariland holster is nice however I swear by the SERPA! Thanks for designing a holster that assures the safety of police officers.
Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

BLACKHAWK!® MOD Knives for 2010 First Choice in High-Performance Tactical Tools

NORFOLK, VA – BLACKHAWK! Products Group™, the world leader in manufacturing tactical gear for the military, law enforcement, industrial security and outdoor markets entered the knife market in 2003 when Masters of Defense® joined BLACKHAWK! Since then BLACKHAWK! has applied MOD’s design philosophy to expand the selection of high-quality tactical tools trusted by armed professionals around the world. For 2010, three new knives make their appearance; the CQD® Mark I™ Type E, the CQD Mark II Type E™ Manual Folder, and the CQD Mark II Aluminum Handle Manual Folder.

Blackhawk KnivesThe CQD Mark I Type E is functionally identical to the original manual award-winning CQD Mark I. Featuring the same high-strength button-lock mechanism and secondary safety, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter, and carbide glass breaker, the CQD Mark I Type E has all the performance of the original but priced for every budget. The handle is made from precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame making the Type E super light weight. Its spear-point AUS8A stainless steel blade boasts improved edge geometry for increased cutting performance with a low-profile black PVD-coated finish. Available with a plain or partially serrated edge and a pocket clip for right or left-side, tip-down carry, the CQD Mark I Type E knife retails at $99.99.

The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder is identical to its original version of the Mark II and features the same high-strength, plunge-lock mechanism and carbide glass-breaker, yet by having the handle constructed out of a precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame, the Mark II becomes an affordable performance tool. The spear point AUS8A stainless steel blade in either plain or partially serrated edge type now has an improved edge geometry for greater performance and the plunge-lock mechanism has been re-engineered to enhance its strength and durability. The CQD Mark II Type E Manual Folder can be carried right or left-side, tip-down for $79.99 retail.

The BLACKHAWK! CQD Mark II Aluminum Handle Type E Manual Folder is a small, more concealable version of the award-winning Mark I and features the same high-strength milled-aircraft aluminum construction, a 440C stainless spear point blade, state-of-the-art plunge lock mechanism and secondary safety lock. The rubberized, non-slip, ergonomic handle crafted of aircraft aluminum houses a carbide glass breaker for breaching windows while a reversible spring-steel clip supports convenient left or right-side tip-down carry. Available at retail in plain-edge or partially serrated edge for $199.99.